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A Cow With A Story To Tell

Advantages: Different, amusing, valid points made about much of society
Disadvantages: Daft humour and situation comedy that you will either like or not; quite short

I’m not normally one to indulge the egos of Hollywood types who decide to try to branch out into literature - and I certainly will never give a Gwyneth Paltrow anything resembling a cursory glance unless someone is generosity insisting that I throw it on ...

missrarr 07.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

The Truth is Out There...

Advantages: Unusual concept, celebrity author
Disadvantages: Not very funny

Okay, it's confession time. I'll admit that I read this book purely to give me an opportunity to enter this month's 'Ciao lottery' - with 'Holy Cow' being the only item amongst this month's selection that caught my eye. After all, a story written from the ...

jo-1976 22.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Udderly fantastic!

Advantages: Hilarious, could not put it down
Disadvantages: It ended

I came across this book whilst browsing the latest epubs on a site I regularly use to keep me ereader filled. I was immediately intrigued, as having been an X-files fan as a child, and having had a bit of a crush on David Duchovny as a youngster, I was s ...

Nymphypig 03.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow - David Duchovny

Mute the Fanfare

Advantages: Great references and an interesting subject
Disadvantages: Easily distracted by a low flying helicopter

...Duration: 328 pages Publishing House: Century (2005) Stepping over the metaphoric egg shells is a hazardous business, at the best of times. Yet, we ‘British folk’ hardly convey to be fully fledged ‘Russian Ballet Nureyevs’; when it comes to eloquen ...

1st2thebar 28.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Done Thing - Simon Fanshawe

This History is A Good Thing

Advantages: A very clever send-up of British history and the traditional teaching of same
Disadvantages: Needs a sound knowledge of the traditional syllabus to be fully appreciated

When I was at school and learning history – my favourite subject, ever since I had learned to read – ‘1066 And All That’ was an established classic of humour for all ages. My parents had a copy at home, and there was one in the school library as well. I ...

JOHNV 29.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 1066 and All That - W.C. Sellar, R.J. Yeatman